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My Turn, Vernon Walters: Give thanks to direct care staff

I’m grateful for having the opportunity to live at a place like Nazareth, it truly helped make me the caring person that I am today.

— Adrienne Davis

Rally to support North Stanly cheerleaders …

The NCHSAA rules prohibit political messages/ endorsements. If you don’t like the rule then change it.

The NCHSAA is enforcing its rules. There is no first amendment right being violated here.

— Diane Young

Since when is it wrong to support the president? He is not a candidate. He is our president. This is our president and our country.

— Lynn Burris

It was a school-sponsored patriot night. So if the school was asking them to show American pride then why punish them for following school function?

— Tracy Shaver

Here is the biggest problem. In many cities schools are used as polling sites.

You can’t say it’s against the rules and then have voting booths there.

— Keatin Andrew Shelton

Letter: Intimidators stadium was economic disaster

On a positive note, Rowan taxpayers will not be saddled with the task of finding alternate uses for the stadium, since Kannapolis now owns it.

— Jeff Morris

Just to answer a few of Mr. Owens’ questions, the average attendance over the Intimidators’ history was 1,543, about average for a single-A team. They had an overall record of 1253-1364 and won 2 SAL championships out of 3 they were in.

— Mike Shue

Foxx charter school faces allotment restriction

East Spencer was a vibrant and thriving community once, and having a school run by people dedicated to the town’s resurgence is essential to achieving that goal. I know that the Foxx family can do it, and I hope they receive the necessary support from all involved in this endeavor.

— Lisa Staton Dyer

It should be noted that the Essie board has worked with representatives of the Charter School Advisory Board, been diligent in its commitment to correct financial difficulties that a management company got them into. As one of the founding board members, I can attest to the integrity of the board.

— Whitney Peckman

Isenberg dual-language program …

As a second step teacher going in to each of these classrooms once a week, I have been so impressed with the teachers and students. The program is progressing beautifully and the children are teaching me Spanish words.

— Betsy Cauble

Let Freedom wing: Well-traveled eagle born here …

Freedom likes Conneaut, Ohio. That is where he has spent the last two summers. I was able to photograph him last year. There is a large population of juvenile eagles in that area and plenty of fresh fish.

— Robin  Truly-Hillbery

North Stanly football game canceled over safety concerns

Since we no longer have team sports events but political rallies, there is no need for North Stanly to have a football team.

Rebrand the North Stanly cheerleaders “The MAGA Pep Squad,” and save the taxpayers’ money being wasted on coaching the boys to have concussions.

— Dean Birch

My Turn, Roger Barbee: Tools advance from rocks …

Roger Barbee Is mistaken as to the right to bear arms stated in the U.S. Constitution.

As held by the Supreme Court, the U.S. Constitution provides that people “have the right to keep and carry weapons in case of confrontation.”

— Mike Stollenwerk

Letter: Liberals don’t understand Second Amendment

I value my right to own a gun. It gives me some comfort in this crazy world that I am better able to protect myself, family and home from assault. However if every American owned an AR-15, to me, it seems the idea of armed insurrection against our opressive government is a bit ludicrous.

— Richard Hough

OK, does this mean I have the right to own rocket-propelled grenade launchers as arms to bear? The right to bear arms does not stipulate the ordinance allowed.

— Reginald Brown

Salisbury Police Department’s strategic goals …

I’m concerned to read Pastor Smith has information that an officer or officers with SPD have used racial epitaphs in some unnamed setting.

As the chief, I take such breaches of our rules of conduct seriously.

Pastor Smith has my email and phone number. I would welcome the information to allow us to fully investigate those claims so that we can all be assure our officers are serving this diverse community properly and without acting on any inappropriate bias.

— Police Chief  Jerry Stokes

Josh Bergeron: Lines change, party representation …

If we could just use the county boundaries for the district lines, it could help solve the problem.

According to your map we have three representatives but do they only represent the constituents in their districts are do they represent all of Rowan County?

— Mark Lyerly

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Crime

Man arrested in Kannapolis plotted to kill Biden, found with guns, explosive material, court documents state

Local

Flagger clipped by vehicle, taken to hospital with minor injuries

Coronavirus

County finishes week with five deaths, one of 36 to receive letter from state health officials

Business

Salisbury Newsmedia reaches agreement to sell Innes Street building; Post to remain tenant

Crime

Blotter: Teens attempt to break into Gerry Wood Auto Group

Crime

Man faces arson charges for Kannapolis camper fire

Business

New tenant hopes to lease former K&W Cafeteria building

Nation/World

Trump, Biden go after each other on coronavirus, taxes

Coronavirus

County adds three more COVID-19 deaths to total

Coronavirus

Health department launches billboard campaign to encourage mask wearing, flu vaccination

BREAKING NEWS

Appeals court reverses Salisbury man’s 2018 hit, run conviction

Crime

Blotter: Salisbury man served with warrant, charged with cocaine possession

Elections

GOP to high court: Move up North Carolina absentee deadline

Education

Friends of Rowan Public Library to hold annual book sale

Local

Pastoral appreciation event to celebrate Rev. Nilous Avery

Crime

Kannapolis man faces felony charges for injuring officers, fleeing traffic stop

Local

Buck Steam Station’s new recycling unit now processing coal ash

Elections

Election 2020: Ford, Ellis talk racial injustice issues; tout qualifications for Senate race

Business

Halfway point: United Way announces 50% progress toward fundraising goal

News

City moves forward with loan program for women, minority business owners

Education

Science, religion collide for annual Hood Theological Seminary fall conference

News

Sheriff’s Office accepts Shop with a Cop applications

Education

North Hills seniors are leaving their marks

Education

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